Venice, Italy

No trip to Italy is complete without seeing Venice.  Getting lost in the winding streets and bridges is half the fun.  Hearing Vivaldi in a centuries-old church was a highlight, as was a romantic, canal-side dinner watching gondolas pass by.  Our hotel was a 500 year old palace built on one of the smaller canals. We stumbled upon the mask shop where all of the masks for Eyes Wide Shut were made.